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Acropora cardenae

Wells, 1985

Colonies are fine prostrate branches which divide at irregular intervals. Axial corallites are blunt. Radial corallites are widely spaced, short, appressed and nariform at branch bases becoming tubular towards their ends.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Associated with Halimeda banks at over 20 metres depth.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species: Acropora torihalimeda

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1985), Wallace (1994, 1999).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora cardenae.  Philippines.  Colonies consist of irregular branches.  Charlie Veron.

Acropora cardenae.Philippines.Colonies consist of irregular branches.Charlie Veron.

Acropora cardenae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing branches.

Acropora cardenae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing branches.

Acropora cardenae.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora cardenae.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.